Tuesday

Speechless...

...that is what I have been since I became aware of all the Modern Quilt Wraps that are on the needles. I am loving every one of them!!! What I am also enjoying are the wonderful little stories that accompany the pictures. The hunting down of the yarn; the making of "Kidsilk Crack" cost splitting buddies on the other side of the country; the history of the stash yarns chosen; the joyful musings on choosing colours; the wish for more knitting time... Thank you for all of the sharing!!!!!
It makes me smile knowing that the simple garter stitch pleasure of the MQW is creating-- what I think of as-- "happy knitting noises".

Those of you who have visited the Folk Style Knitalong should have come across a link I supplied addressing all of those friggen loose ends. Click here and you will--- as I like to say with a wink-- "see God.... and She knits!". The source of this "end hiding" tutorial is Aija Goto. The latest issue of Knitty has a fabulous pair of knee socks designed by Aija! Kudos!

BTW- If you are working on your own variation of the MQW send me a picture. I'll add it to the slide show.

5 comments:

SedonaKnits said...

Mags, I just found your blog. Wow, I LOVE the slideshow of all of the MQWs, and I was so pleased to see mine in among all of the gorgeous projects. It's really a stunning pattern, and impressive in its simplicity. I'm glad you're enjoying seeing your creation come to life in so many different ways. Thanks!

dana said...

hi mags. thanks a million for sharing the ends hiding link. i am one of the cross country splitters. do you think its adequate to split the yarn by weight into a handmade ball? any tips for that? i have never worked with mohair and i don't want to let down my knitting buddy by sending her a mess.

Mags Kandis said...

Hi Dana,
I love that people have found new knit buddies to share the cost of the KSH! Tips? Splitting the ball by weight should do the trick. In the perfect world, I would suggest using a yarn baller. If you made your purchase at your LYS they may have one that you could use. Otherwise, creating a hand made ball will do. Good thing about mohair… it sticks to itself so it won‘t slip around after being wound! Just be sure you make the balls firm enough to keep a “ball” shape but loose enough that the yarn is not stretched. You want something that feels closer to a Smurf Ball-- if you remember those-- than a golf ball. If you really want to gain points--- wind a center pull skein!! Visit http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1450470 on how to do that. I’m not very accomplished with this technique-- a yarn baller has spoiled me-- but I have seen it done successfully.
Happy splitting and knitting!!!

aija said...

Thanks so much for your kind words & sharing my blog with your readers & the readers of Knitting Daily :) I didn't come up with the ends hiding technique, but had that same "see god" reaction when it was taught to me in a colorwork class by Ms. JP Pett-Ridge... I use it for every end I have now :)

Lee said...

The colors from your original choices (which I love) are marvelous together, but I do enjoy seeing how other knitters have created their own color palettes. You must be so proud that your original design is beginning to achieve almost "cult" status and to see these scarves in various stages starting to hatch all over the world. Congratualtions!